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How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

We’ve all heard and read the statistics – “Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce.” While studies do show that approximately half of first marriages in America end in ...
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How to Divorce Stress-Free Or Close to It After the Holidays

The start of every year – year after year – sees a noticeable spike in divorce rates as people decide it is finally time to end their marriage now that the holidays are over. According to ...
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See the Holidays Through Your Children's Eyes

Divorced parents can continue to create happy holiday memories for their children. Children marvel at the wonder that this season brings. To preserve their joy, you and the child's other parent ...
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Don't Divorce the Holidays

In the midst of a divorce finding joy in the holiday season can be difficult. However, do not allow this phase of your life taint this time for you. Let Friedman & Friedman handle your divorce ...
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Suffolk County Supreme Court Gives Divorced Parents Joint Residential Custody

Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law prides itself on taking on the cases and struggles of clients that some firms would give up on. Most recently, we pursued a case for a result that was a not ...
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We're Leading Parental Rights in Same Sex Marriage

I am so honored to have been part of a same-sex marriage case that was recently ruled in our favor, setting a precendent for all other same-sex families going through the same situation. To briefly ...
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Sari M. Friedman Named to 2014 Super Lawyers®

Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that Attorney Sari M. Friedman was recently named to the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers ® list. This is a designation earned by ...
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Sari M. Friedman Among "Women Leaders in the Law" in NY for 2014

Long Island Divorce Attorney Sari M. Friedman has recently been selected by New York magazine as one of New York's top female attorneys. These award honorees are being recognized through the ...
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Attorney Sari Friedman Participates in Lifespire's Charity Golf Classic

Long island Divorce Attorney Sari M. Friedman hit the green for a good cause yesterday—she played in Lifespire's 13 th Annual Golf Classic and also served as a sponsor for the charity golf ...
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Examining the Costs of Same-Sex Divorce

Although most same-sex couples throughout the United States are fighting for the right to marry, others are fighting for the right to divorce. Since most states uphold different laws about the ...
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Parental Rights after Marriage Equality Act

In July of 2011 New York State passed the Marriage Equality Act granting same sex couples the right to marry in the state of New York. Part of the legislature stayed in pertinent part that, It is the ...
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Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy, neither are post-nuptial agreements. With a prenuptial agreement, you can protect your assets and your family. There are a number of things you can ...
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Choosing a Divorce Attorney

If there's one time you want the right person in your corner, it's during a divorce. Having the best attorney for your situation is critical. Here's how to find one. Do's Start your ...
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Sari Friedman Receives 2012 Leadership in Law Award by Long Island Business News

Sari M. Friedman, the founding attorney at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law has recently been awarded the 2012 Leadership in Law Award by Long Island Business News. The Leadership in Law Award ...
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Unemployment and Divorce

Often clients who are going through a divorce are unemployed or have recently lost their job. Depending on the circumstances, the financial matters of your divorce will be affected by this lack of ...
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Enhanced earnings: How much is the non-titled spouse entitled to?

Enhanced earnings is the value attributed to a spouse who obtained a degree or license during the marriage, because his or her earning capacity is greater due to earning that degree. Thus, where one ...
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Does New York State have "No-Fault" Divorce?

While the Divorce Reform Act of 2010 added a seventh ground to the Domestic Relations Law allowing a couple to obtain a divorce on the basis that the marriage had irretrievably broken down for at ...
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How do you find the right attorney for you?

Finding the right attorney is not an exact science, but is a personal choice each client must make when hiring counsel. However, when looking for an attorney you want to hire an attorney not only with ...
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Health Insurance in Divorce

So many times my clients ask when they can remove their soon to be ex-spouse from their health insurance, or conversely, when their soon to be ex-spouse may remove them. The answer is always the same, ...
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Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Marriage is romantic, but it also has a practical side. This is why many clients choose to enter into a prenuptial agreement upon marriage. The true benefit of a prenuptial agreement is that it allows ...
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Judges start to address the new spousal maintenance calculations

In October of 2010 New York State passed new temporary spousal maintenance calculations. Prior to this new statute, during the pendente lite period the Court would ascertain the needs of the spouse ...
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Is my spouse entitled to my business when we get divorced?

The answer is, it depends. Distribution of an asset, such as a business depends on what if any contributions the other spouse made towards the business. These contributions are broken down into two ...
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Does New York have jurisdiction to handle my divorce?

There are five alternative requirements to obtain a divorce in New York State. A party must meet one of the following five: 1) The parties were married in the state and either party is a resident ...
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What type of Agreement do you need?

Often clients are unaware of the different types of martial agreements available. Depending on the client and their individual needs, different agreements are appropriate. There are four major ...
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Contempt and Enforcement

Perhaps you are right in the middle of your divorce and there is a pendente lite order in place. Or, perhaps the divorce is finalized and you have your Judgment of Divorce. Now, your ex-spouse, or ...
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